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ASU Sends 3 to Men's NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 03/26/2014
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By Jordan Parry, SDA Media Relations

AUSTIN, Texas -- The NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships will take place this Thursday through Saturday, March 27-29, from the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center from the University of Texas at Austin. For Arizona State, swimmer Alex Coci will be swimming in the 100 and 200 fly, while divers Riley McCormick and Luke Clohessy will dive in all three dives, the 1- and 3-meter as well as the platform.

ESPN3 will be airing live coverage from the NCAA Championships for the Finals on both Friday and Saturday night. Aside from this, action can be found at TexasSports.com.

Coci, a senior, notched an NCAA A-cut time of 1:42.97 when he took first place in the 200 fly on his way to being crowned the Pac-12 Champion in the event. His time placed him at 12th fastest in the nation this season in 200 fly, less than a second behind the 7th place time.  With a good performance Saturday, this means that Coci has the potential to climb his way into the front of the field. This holds heavy implications, for only the top eight swimmers will be presented with awards following each event.

In the 100 fly, Coci swam a B-cut time of 46.41 seconds. This placed him 22nd in the country, but less than one second behind 3rd place and less than half a second out of the top 10. His time was 4th best in the Pac-12 this season.

On the diving side, McCormick and Clohessy both enter competition coming off enormous first-place finishes at Pac-12 Championships. McCormick will be diving in his fourth and final NCAA Championships, while Clohessy, a freshman, will be giving it his first go-around on the collegiate national stage.

McCormick returns as a two-time Olympian on the platform, but recently has broadened his spectrum and exceled off the springboard, winning the Pac-12 3-meter springboard Championship and Canadian National Title in the same event. Clohessy has been the surprise success story of the spring, shocking the conference by winning the 2014 Pac-12 platform title en route to upsetting previous champion Rafael Quintero of Arizona and Olympic bronze medalist Kristian Ipsen of Stanford.

The Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center is regarded as one of the finest and fastest college aquatics centers in the country. The facility went through $3 million renovations in 2001 and was remodeled after the pool used for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Opening its doors in 1979, the University of Texas has used the pool to accommodate competitive swimming, diving and water polo events in scholastic, collegiate, US Swimming, FINA and Olympic categories.

The schedule for the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships is as follows:

Thursday, March 27
11 a.m. CT (prelims)
200 freestyle relay
500 freestyle
200 IM
50 freestyle
400 medley relay

1:30 p.m. CT (prelims)
1-meter diving

7 p.m. CT (finals)
200 freestyle relay
500 freestyle
200 IM
50 freestyle
1-meter diving
400 medley relay

Friday, March 28
11 a.m. CT (prelims)
200 medley relay
400 IM
100 butterfly
200 freestyle
100 breaststroke
100 backstroke

1:30 p.m. CT (prelims)
3-meter diving



7 p.m. CT (finals)
200 medley relay
400 IM

100 butterfly
200 freestyle

100 breaststroke

100 backstroke

3-meter diving

800 freestyle relay

Saturday, March 29
11 a.m. CT (prelims)
200 backstroke

100 freestyle

200 breaststroke

200 butterfly

400 freestyle relay

1:30 p.m. CT (prelims)
Platform diving

4:45 p.m. CT 

1,650 freestyle (early heats)



7 p.m. CT (finals)
1,650 freestyle (last heat of timed finals)

200 backstroke

100 freestyle

200 breaststroke

200 butterfly

Platform diving

400 freestyle relay

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